Deforestation Report (SAD) July 2014

Deforestation Report (SAD) July 2014

sad julyFonseca, A., Souza Jr., C. & Veríssimo, A. 2014. Forest Transparency for the Brazilian Amazon (July 2014) (p. 10). Belém: Imazon.

In July 2014, SAD detected 355 square kilometers of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon with cloud cover of 10% over the territory. That represented a 134% increase in relation to July 2013, when o deforestation totaled 152 square kilometers and the cloud cover was 8%.

The deforestation accumulated during the period of August 2013 to July 2014, corresponding to the twelve months of the current deforestation calendar, totaled 2,044 square kilometers. There was a 2% increase in accumulated deforestation in relation to the previous period (August 2012 to July 2013) when deforestation totaled 2,007 square kilometers.

In July 2014, the majority (57%) of deforestation occurred in Pará, followed by Acre (21%), Amazonas (10%), Mato Grosso (9%), Amapá (1%), Rondônia (1%) and Roraima (1%).

Degraded forests totaled 97 square kilometers in July 2014. In relation to July 2013, when forest degradation totaled 93 square kilometers, there was an increase of 5%. The great majority (81%) occurred in Mato Grosso, followed by Pará (19%).

Forest degradation accumulated during the period of August 2013 to July 2014 totaled 711 square kilometers. There was a 54 % reduction in relation to the previous period (August 2012 to July 2013) when forest degradation totaled 1,555 square kilometers.

Download